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Statesman and Sophist - Two Dialogues

Statesman and Sophist - Two Dialogues

Author: Plató
Series: Dover Thrift Editions Ser.
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These two dialogues by the greatest of the ancient Greek philosophers explore a vital concern of a democratic society: how to define the special abilities and qualities that make a genuine statesman. They further examine the distinction between an authentic statesman and the sophist, an individual who pretends to be a statesman but lacks the essential knowledge, personal qualities, and philosophical outlook.
Written after Parmenides -- in which the philosopher condemned his own theory of separate, immaterial forms -- Sophist and Statesman are of special interest in terms of their reflection of Plato's conceptions of method and metaphysics. In addition, Statesman provides a transitional view of the author's political philosophy in the period between the Republic and the Laws. Together, the dialogues illuminate Plato's growing preoccupation with practical knowledge, offering a more informal and pragmatic approach than his earlier works. This edition features the acclaimed translations by Benjamin Jowett.
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General Fields

  • : 9780486813448
  • : Dover Publications, Incorporated
  • : Dover Publications, Incorporated
  • : February 2018
  • : --- length: - '8' width: - '5' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 128
  • : Plató
  • : Paperback